North Korea is believed to be responsible for a series of cyber attacks and heists for a number of banks in the Philippines, Vietnam and Bangladesh. It is estimated that at least, 81 million dollars was stolen from the central bank in Bangladesh, and 1 million dollars from the Tien Phong Bank in Vietnam. Symantec , a private technological firm examined the code that was used in the attack, which happens to be code used during the 2014 cyber attack against Sony Pictures that North Korea was also believed to be responsible for The cyber attacked managed to breach swift, a payment transfer system which is used by 11,000 banks in the world , and is thought one of the most secure systems payment transfer systems available . However, swift has stated that only the connection points were breached, not the system itself and the attack was part of a coordinated campaign, but did not blame North Korea solely for the attacks. If North Korea was behind the cyber attacks, it would represent the first time in history, that a Nation has stolen funds from a private bank through the methods of using a cyber attack.